Modern farmhouse style in a classic Captain’s house
The Edgartown Inn’s recent renovation marks the newest chapter in the history of a storied building among Edgartown hotels. The structure hails from 1798, when it was built as a private residence for Captain Thomas Worth. At the time, Edgartown's whaling captains sailed into the Pacific Ocean's fertile breeding grounds in search of these mighty mammals. A few years later, it began its next incarnation as an inn, first as the Gibbs House, then the Norton House, and finally as The Edgartown Inn. Throughout its illustrious history, the inn has had the privilege of hosting many notable guests, including a president, members of Congress, activists, and authors. Nathaniel Hawthorne took up residence at the inn for over a year with the intention of resting but picked up his pen instead and wrote Twice Told Tales.
While the classic Edgartown Captain’s house architecture remains, the updated interior is a fresh take on a modern farmhouse unique alongside other Edgartown hotels. The design is airy, neutral, and bright, with many handmade and well-worn vintage touches. Each of the Inn’s 12 rooms offers layouts unique among Edgartown hotels, soothing comfortable design, and an updated private bath. Several feature private balconies from which guests can enjoy a view of historic Edgartown Village or Chappaquiddick Point across the water.
Nestled in a prime North Water Street location between the Chappaquiddick and Falmouth Edgartown ferries in the heart of Edgartown Village, stylish restaurants, cafés, and boutiques line the surrounding streets. The Edgartown Lighthouse is a short walk away.
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